Vintage Bench Test: 1956 Les Paul TV Special
Huw Price finds that this played-in and wonderfully maintained Les Paul Special challenges some of the conventional wisdom on Gibson’s student rebels…
Anyone buying an entry-level electric might reasonably expect a lower grade of wood, pickups and hardware. However, back in the 1950s, Gibson cut corners on its ‘student’ guitars by streamlining the production process with flat rather than carved tops, minimal binding and simpler finishes that required fewer stages on the production line. In every other respect, the quality was up there with the top-of-the-line models.The post Vintage Bench Test: 1956 Les Paul TV Special appeared first on Guitar & Bass.